terrymcfall.com

About Me

ShadowI was born and raised in Silicon Valley, and still live and work there now. I'm married to a wonderful woman who is beautiful, sexy, bright, industrious, and every once in a while drives me crazy. Just what the doctor ordered.

Music, sports, cigars, cocktails, reading and writing, religion, politics, and anything related to computers are what you could call my interests. 

I took this photo with my phone early one morning while walking to the bus stop. I would leave no later than 6:25a and walk for 10 minutes to catch the bus to work. This was likely taken in May or June of 2015. Oh, and the way the garbage bins are lined up on the street says that this was a Friday morning.

I love Fridays!

Website History

AUG 2017 - I was updating the old website and needed to add another archive link to the navigation panel. In the past Microsoft Expression web was used to accomplish this task, but the software was too complicated and I ended up porting it to straight HTML, just so I could understand my website.

The downside to manual HTML is if you have a lot of web pages, it can take longer and longer to update. At a certain point I just gave up making changes and the site sat untouched for several years. But we're in the new millennium now and I felt there should be better tools available to update websites.

TheSiteWizard.com

While doing a search for website maintenance tools I found thesitewizard.com. I can't say enough positive things about it - there are a series of 9 tutorials that walk you thru the installation and setup of MS Expression Web. The tutorials were so good I decided to give MS Expression another try.

Along with the tutorials, TSW also has many other pages of insightful advice and instructions regarding websites. Everything from copyrights, earning money from your website, or choosing a web hosting service. But the best thing, in my opinion, is that it's written in a straightforward manner that is very easy to understand.

For instance, setting up a form for a contact page is not always easy - there's separate code for PHP and HTML, and they both have to be setup to work together. TSW not only explains this very well, but purposefully saves it for the very last lesson to make for easier troubleshooting if something doesn't work right.

Thesitewizard.com - very very good... check them out.

So this is my latest iteration of terrymcfall.com. I hope you find something interesting. Maybe use the Contact link to drop me a note.

-Ter

 

 

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